Category Archives: Contest Results

Contest Results May 2021

Congratulations to all the entrants in our third digital photo contest. There were 46 entries in 2 groups: Intermediate and Advanced. We miss our Beginner member entries!!! The 4 categories were Weather, In The Dark, Creative Vision and Open.

The judging was done online prior to our meeting and the results were presented during our ZOOM meeting on the 20th. Thank you to our judges: Ann Alimi, Randy Nickerson and David Sweeney. Because every image received a comment, we had the opportunity to learn, not just from our own images, but also from everyone else’s images.

Winning images below are sorted by category and award: Mouse over for the title and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category. The number of awards per category reflect the number of entrants for that category.

 

Contest Results February 18, 2021

Congratulations to all the entrants in our second digital photo contest. There were 64 entries in 3 groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The 4 categories were Black and White Plus 1 Colour, Nature, People and Open.

The judging was done online prior to our meeting and the results were presented during our ZOOM meeting on the 18th. Thank you to our judges: Bob Hawkins, Harvey Rogers and Helene Ullock. Because every image received a comment, we had the opportunity to learn, not just from our own images, but also from everyone else’s images.

Winning images below are sorted by category and award: Mouse over for the title and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category. The number of awards per category reflect the number of entrants for that category.

December Photo Challenge – Bokeh

Bokeh effect is a common technique used in photography where one element of the image is intentionally blurred. Emphasis is placed on certain points of light in the background, with bokeh appearing as a backdrop to the focal area. The subject remains clear and in focus while the background is blurred, with brilliant points of light helping achieve ‘good bokeh’.

If someone were to say: “that image has good bokeh”, they would be generally referring to the aesthetic quality of an image’s background blur.

Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means ‘haze’ or ‘blur’. The ‘h’ was introduced to help English speakers pronounce the word correctly [BO – KEH]. The official definition translates as: “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”. 

Thank you to our members who submitted their interpretation of Bokeh.

 

Contest Results November 19, 2020

Thank you to our members for embracing our new online contest format. Our first contest for the 2020/21 season was held on November 19th. There were 59 entries in 3 groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The 4 Categories were Food, In My Back Yard, Shadows and Open.

The judging was done online prior to the meeting and the results were presented during our ZOOM meeting. Thank you to our judges: Norm Ullock, Craig Lauder and John Allman. And welcome to our Judge in Training, Dave Evans. Because every image received a comment, we had the opportunity to learn, not just from our own images, but from everyone else’s images. 

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for title and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category. The number of awards per category reflect the number of entries for that category.

A table with all scores follows.

Contest Results May 21st, 2020

Thank you to our members for embracing our new online contest format. After a brief delay, our second contest for the 2019/20 season was held on May 21st. There were over 75 entries in 3 groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The 5 Categories were Creative Vision, Doors, Rural, Transportation and Open.

The judging was done online prior to the meeting and the results were presented during our ZOOM meeting. Thank you to our judges: Norm Ullock, Helene Ullock, Craig Lauder and Anthony Schatzky. Because every image received a comment, we had the opportunity to learn, not just from our own images, but from everyone else’s images. 

Winning images below are sorted by category and award:  Mouse Over for title and artist, Click for larger image and contest placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) and category. The number of awards per category reflect the number of entries for that category.

A table with all scores follows.